April 3, 2005
Hello, I am contacting you to let you know that I really enjoy your
online site feauring Blondie. I am 43 and I have been a life long fan
of the show. Please keep up the great work.
April 12, 2005
Ran across your web
treat! I was wondering, if you might know the location of Larry
Simms? I understand he's still alive. Thanks-
April 25, 2005
Do you know any sites that feature Larry
Simms? He was such a doll when he was young in the Blondie
movies. I wonder what he looks like now. Thanks.
Sandra from Canada
May 13, 2005
Very nice bios you
have written. The credit you gave me makes me blush.
done website. I do hope you get others that will contribute as
Perhaps with updates too.
May 16, 2005
I'm just a big fan of Dagwood & Blondie and I was very excited to
find your website.
I used to watch on Saturday mornings with my father when I was
little. Must have been back in the 70's, I guess.
Then AMC had them on, I think they called it the Sunday
morning funnies, back in the late 90's. It was so
awesome seeing them on tv again, it must have been 25
years since I last saw them. I even got a puppy and
named him Dagwood. And Dagwood is 8 1/2 happy
I recently found a Dagwood & Blondie dvd collection of 10
episodes. I have been watching them on a portable dvd player on
commute into NYC. So funny!
Anyway, not to take up too much of your time! Your website is
terrific and I certainly appreciate the effort you put into it
to keep it current and provide unique and interesting
information! It's sad to think the only living connections to
those days are Baby Dumpling. I assume Cookie is still
around? And Alvin?
Thanks again for doing a great job!
June 11, 2005
What a great
website! I just purchased all 28
Blondie movies on ebay last week. They arrived Thursday, and I
saw the first one this morning while I was having breakfast. I
teach school, and it was over yesterday, so I decided to relax a little
and enjoy "Blondie" once again. I have already seen most of them,
but not all...I love each and every one. I cannot imagine anyone
other than Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake...just perfect for the roles!
After deciding to
access Blondie info on yahoo, I
came across your site. Thank you for the wonderful background you
Have a great
MaryLee in NV
July 4, 2005
I would get
up every Sunday morning as a kid to
watch Blondie. When will I be able to do this again?
August 8, 2005
I just came across your website, very nice job, I
applaud you including as much as you have. for the past 5
years I have been writing and doing research on Edgar Kennedy.
Bearmanor Media is going to publish the book this fall: "Edgar
Kennedy-Master of the Slowburn." Two of your topics overlap with
my interests: Florence Lake and Jack Rice. You cover
Florence by way of her brother arthur quite well. I too
tried to obtain more information about there parent's circus
career. I cover some if it in the book on her biography, but
here's one for you; Edgar directed Arthur Lake in one of those Sweet
Sixteen comedies, in fact I have a picture of it in the book,
it's entitled; "Hot Dog." I was also frustrated at the lack of
information on Jack Rice. This is the first I've known that he
had a granddaughter. In fact, I didn't even know he was
married. I poured through any bio's I could obtain at the Margret
Herrick Library, clippings, etc. Wish I knew who he was married
to, although it is too late for the book. I am planning on
launching a web site maybe in a month or so. I have a groovy
picture of Jack Rice (a studio shot) that is enscribed to Edgar's
daughter. Not sure if it will make the book, but surely on the
web. I also talked to Sam White, famed director (along with his
brothers) to include about three of the Edgar series. I have
been trying to figure out why Jack Rice replaced Billy Eugene as the
brother. Billy (or William) played the brother for the first
couple of years. He just flat dropped out of sight. I can't
figure out if he died, went for greener pastures, had a falling out,
etc. Back then, cast changes weren't really publicized.
Heck, when they replace Curley with Shemp, Columbia Studios didn't even
put out a press release.
Like to hear from you,
September 12, 2006
G'Day from Melbourne, Australia!
I was a big fan of the series and I was just
curious to see how Arthur Lake and the rest of the cast looked like at
the end of their lives, the one of Larry Simms with wife in Asia
was amazing to see. So any more pics ??
Just looking at your web site and it`s beautiful.
September 14, 2006
Greetings again Mr. Whipple! I was just reading
through some old e-mails that have somehow snuck into the darkest
recesses of my computer and had decided to hibernate there for a few
months. I am reffering to an e-mail I sent you way back.
Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 1:33
In our correspondence to and fro, I was trying to
find out where in Ontario, Canada Jonathan Hale was born but to no
avail. Unfortunately, I never found out on my own.
Regardless in answering your question about
Brampton, ONtario, Brampton is just NW of Toronto, and is one of the
top three or four fastest growing cities in North America (It used to
be number 1). We have a population of about half a million. Do you know
if Penny Singleton ever came to Toronto?
Anyways I've been trying to track down DVD's on
Blondie and I'vemanaged to find two, each with four or five episodes. I
actually found them in some bin in a grocery store of all places. (I
suppose you can say who cares where I found them!) I've been watching
these DVD's over and over and now my eight year old son is watching
them. Can you imagine? An eight year old kid watching movies from the
1930's. I don't know how he can relate to the clothing, the old cars
and furniture but it goes to show how timeless the 'Blondie'
movies are once you get past all that. I'm glad he likes them and it
allows us to watch something together as pure and innocent that's been
long lacking in television, considering the dawning of those Japanese
cartoons that are full of unwarranted violence.
Keep up the good work regarding your site
Sincerely Daniel Rampazzo
December 22, 2005
I'm a major Irish McCalla and
Sheena fan and I enjoyed your website.
Moviecraft.com carries 17 of
the Sheena episodes. High quality.
I'm contributing to a new
Sheena website that will have a clip from her rare girlie movie 'Irish
McCalla at the Beach.' It will also have a lot of never before
photos, like from the Sheena set. An audio interview, detailed
stories such as her posing for Alberto Vargas. Las Vegas showgirl days.
April 14, 2006
enjoyed my visit to your website and your info on the old Wonder
Woman movie (1974) was awesome!
September 4, 2006
Hello ...Nice site.
Enjoyed the info on the serial
and items to look for. Couple of comments. As it truned out Lewis
Wilson died in L.A. not S.F. The place of death was hospital in that
city & county. The Imbd site has been updated to reflect the
Also in the Chapter
where Batman(stunt double) is
climbing up "pipe" toward roof loose cigarettes fall out of his
cape. Run the film in slo-mo! Sorry I can not remember actual chapter.
Keep up the good work...
October 1, 2006
I came across your site
while searching for info on the Captain Marvel
serial from 1941. I just rented it from Netflix, and I agree that the
first Christopher Reeve Superman movie wasn't the first to "make us
believe a man can fly." Heh heh. Tom Tyler truly is impressive.
One thing notably missing from your site (to me) would be the
Thundercats--that's a cartoon series with characters that had so much
potential, I found myself in a crowd of fan-fiction writers when I
got online in '98. For super-powered women, I gotta go with Cheetara.
a live movie ever gets made, the perfect actress would be Rebecca
Romijn, directed by Bryan Singer.
Then again I can't expect everyone to have my obsessions. :-)
Anyway, I had fun reading a few sections of your site today, and I plan
to check it out some more in the near future. If I ever get around to
updating my links, I'll have to include your site too.
Keep up the good work!
Oh yeah, I was a rabid follower of CBS' The Flash, and there definitely
needs to be a Green Lantern motion picture too.
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